Question on the street: What does July the 4th mean to you?
"Independence Day means being glad we live in America with all the freedoms we have, like freedom of speech and religion, and being able to own your own business. It also means carnivals and fireworks!"
"Eating nice dinners outside and going to watch fireworks at night."
Billy Clark, age 10
"Independence Day means we're a free country, and everybody has the right to do what they want."
"The 4th of July is a special day. We always put our flag out. It's our nation's birthday; it's very important."
"The 4th of July means a big fireworks display and celebrating the freedom of our country."